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Since 1988 the staff at St Cuthberts Hospice have aimed to make every day count. To make every day count for each individual attending st Cuthberts Hospice the staff listen, laugh and involve themselves in special activities that create special memories. However they make it very clear that this would not be possible without you.

The general public members involvement or donation to the charity and its courses. The Hospice itself has both inpatients and outpatients. The hospice is happy to provide counselling for both the bereaved and the families of bereaved people. For example if you have been recently informed of a terminal illness they are there to help you emotionally and physically.

In addition, they are also able to pass on information about what care support is available. If you are a loved one wanted to meet up and do some activities and chat to those who are suffering from dementia, for example, the Namas day meetings may be right up your street. There is usually a copious supply of tea and coffee with biscuits.

The time is followed by a range of activities that can be themed and change. For example coloring inn, puzzle games and bean bag games. The game involved throwing a beanie bag into a hoop on the floor. Or miniature bowling. Then there is the caffe. You can fund your own activities and care by eating at the café itself.

The café is to the right of the entrance. There are at least five wooden tables and chairs upon entering. There is a mixture of hot and cold food. For example fish and chips, soups, freshly warmed up paninis and soft white bread sandwiches. Furthermore, is a range of cold to hot drinks. Not to mention, the staff are very friendly and attentive.

Accessibility at St Cuthberts Hospice

As you could imagine St Cuthberts Hospice is geared up to the eyeballs for accessibility. For example, there are no steps into the building. In addition, are no patterned floors making it more accessible to those with dementia. The staff are well versed in the needs of those who are medically complex or neurologically divergent.

Within the chapel they do have a hearing loop so that those who need to hear can do so. The flat flooring throughout makes it easy to push either a wheelchair or a push chair to the various meeting areas. All toilets are built for anyone’s accessibility needs. Their massage room can have a hoist in place. Furthermore, all staff are trained in the lifting and handling of patients.

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